Meet our Director of Phase I
January 28,2015 Sarah Stapleton

Interview with Michelle Neaderhiser, Director of Phase I

Michelle Neaderhiser has been at Vince & Associates Clinical Research for over ten years and we are proud to say that she is our Director of Phase I.

We are excited to bring you an interview with Michelle where she grants us a glimpse into her life and her role as the Director of Phase I.

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You’re the Director of Phase I here at Vince & Associates Clinical Research. For those who don’t know, what does your job entail? A lot of meetings!!! In order to stay connected to all departments within the company I have to frequently attend meetings. I directly oversee the Project Managers, Research Coordinators and the studies they are working on. I help review new protocols and provide feedback on any issues that would prevent successful conduction of the study. My favorite part of my job is interacting with so many different staff members.

Who do you work closely with? I interact with various departments: Screening team, Recruiting, Physicians/Investigators, clinical staff, Regulatory, QA/QC, Pharmacy, Lab, Finance, Business Development, Paramedics, HR, Project Managers, Research Coordinators, study support staff and Data Management. I also get to work on full service activities with our sister company, Algorithme Pharma, which has been a new job role in the last two years.

A day in the life of Michelle, what’s that like? Answering a lot of emails, attending meetings, reviewing protocols, being part of conference calls with sponsors, addressing any staff concerns, following up on any issues with staff and/or sponsors.

What’s the most challenging thing about your job as the Director of Phase I? Trying to address everything on my to-do list in a given week. As soon as I cross off an item, I add two more!

What do you love most or what is your favorite part about working in clinical research? I really enjoyed interacting with subjects and doing procedures when I first started in research. I evolved into managing studies and eventually to managing staff and the studies they are coordinating. I've experienced a lot of growth in my career in clinical research. The majority of my career has been at VACR (11 years!).

What is your background? How did you get involved in clinical research? I have a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and I am a Registered Nurse. I stepped into Phase I research unexpectedly right out of nursing school and never left. I saw myself going into pediatrics or oncology when I was going through school. I never even gave research any thought until I interviewed for a coordinator position to see what it was about. I was hooked from there.MN

What do you look forward to over the coming years for the industry? I look forward to what the latest study design will be, what special population we will get to work with and what new procedures will be part of a study.

What are your interests outside of work? I am very involved with my teenage son and daughter and all their activities. I'm also a huge animal lover and have rescued a lot of wayward animals over the years (birds, lizards, turtles, rabbits, sugar gliders, guinea pigs, hedgehogs, dogs and more dogs!). I also love to read when I have spare time.

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